Paper is an important material, used daily for many purposes worldwide. The global production of paper and cardboard stood at approximately 419.7 million metric tons in 2017. More than half of that production was attributable to packaging paper, while almost one third was attributable to graphic paper. The world's three largest paper producing countries are China, the United States, and Japan. These three countries account for more than half of the world’s total paper production, while the leading paper importing and exporting countries are Germany and the United States.
The leading companies of the forestry and paper industry based on market capitalization as of 2019 were Brookfield Infrastructure and UPM Kymmene, based in Canada and Finland, respectively. In 2018, International Paper, one of the largest paper companies worldwide, generated 23.3 billion U.S. dollars of revenue, while Kimberly-Clark made around 18.5 billion. Other leading paper industry companies include the Indonesia-based Asia Pulp and Paper, Svenska Cellulosa of Sweden, Stora Enso and UPM-Kymmene from Finland, as well as Oji Paper and Nippon Paper Group from Japan.
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